FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ’S)

Question: What is the weather normally like in the middle of June?

Answer: Normally the weather can be expected to be fine and dry. You should not need a sweater! High temperatures can be expected to be in the mid 80’s and the humidity should be low.

Question: In the past the number of restaurants in the Chelan Valley was very limited. Has there been any change in the past few years?

Answer: There has been a significant change in the past few years. There are now a number of very good restaurants providing good choice and a variety of price ranges. This includes restaurants in Chelan and Manson and at a number of the local wineries. Take a look at the link to the Chamber of Commerce website for food and beverage options.

Question: How well is the ride supported?

Answer: The rides are fully supported with rest stops no more than 15 miles apart. Each rest stop will have refreshments and basic first aid available. Sag Wagons will cruise the entire Centruy Callenge course to provide rider assistance. Emergency support will be provided by the local hotpital EMT service.

Question: What ride merchandise is available?

Answer: Each rider will receive a commemorative water bottle filled with offers from local establishments.  A ride jersey will be available for purchase. The Ride Jersey can be ordered when you register or you can order by e-mail and pay for the jersey when you check-in at the registration desk. A limited number of Ride Jerseys will be available on the day of the ride. Additional water bottles can be purchased on the day of the ride.

Question: How many people participate in the Century Challenge?

Answer: We have a limited participation of 700 riders for the Century Challenge.

Question: What kind of snacks and drinks will you have at the Rest/Aid stations?

Answer: There will be a variety of drinks (water, Gatorade, Pepsi, juice) and snacks (energy bars, bagels, muffins). We will cater to people who have special dietary needs to the best of our ability.

Question: I would prefer not to register on-line. Is it possible to register by mail?

Answer:  Contact us if you prefer to mail in your registration.  If you prefer you can register on the day of the Rides.

Question: On which loop will the McNeil Canyon Hill climb be? Will the hill climb be a timed hill climb?

Answer: McNeil Canyon will be on the 1st loop. The McNeil Canyon climb starts at 850 ft and climbs to 3,100 ft over a distance of 7.2 miles. The climb will be timed and recorded.  There will be age group prizes for the best times.